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Feb 25, 2006, 05:00 (5 Talkback[s])
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"Is Dell is on its way to becoming the first tier-one PC vendor to offer a mainstream business Linux desktop to U.S. customers? It's starting to look that way.

"In the recent past, Dell has toyed with shipping a Linux-powered PC to the U.S. market. But, when push came to shove, the results--a Dimension E510n PC shipped with an empty hard drive, a copy of the obscure, open-source FreeDOS operating system and no support if you did install Linux--were less then impressive..."

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